Stewart Name Meaning & Origin

Stewart

Pronunciation: STOO-ert (key)

Origin of the name Stewart:

Transferred use of the English surname originating as an occupational name derived from the Old English stiward, stiweard (steward, keeper of the animal enclosure), a position that was in many caes a hereditary one, especially among noble or royal households. The name is borne by the Scottish royal family, said to be descended from a line of stewards from Brittany before the Conquest. The name was taken to Scotland by Mary, Queen of Scots, who was raised in France.

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A "stewart" is the generic title given to someone who practices stew choreography (mathematical, not culinary).

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Stew, Stewy, Stewie

Meanings and history of the name Stewart: | Edit

"Stewart" is a modernization of "Steward" (someone who administers anything as the agent of another). Colloquially, both spellings have identical meaning.

Stewart may refer to the name of the Scottish clan (Gaelic: Stiùbhard).

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Jimmy Stewart -actor
Stewart Cink - professional golfer
Rod Stewart - singer
Martha Stewart - homemaker and businesswoman
Jon Stewart - television personality
Stewart Goodyear - pianist
Stewart Copeland - drummer for the band The Police

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Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin, from "Family Guy"
Stuart Little, E. B. White's children's novel, which was made into several films
Stewart's Opera
Stewart Ackerley, Ravenclaw student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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